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Fresh clashes in south China as authorities warn of ‘crackdown’

China's top security body warned late on Tuesday night that authorities would "crack down" on the protests

Shanghai says ‘zero-Covid’ achieved but millions still in lockdown

Confronted with its worst outbreak since the beginning of the pandemic, China put the city of 25 million under heavy restrictions

Nearly 30 million under lockdown in China as virus surges

Scenes of closed neighborhoods, panic buying and police cordons cast back to the early phase of the pandemic, which first emerged in China

China’s biggest COVID surge in two years brings new measures, anxiety

Authorities are now avoiding the implementation of mass city-wide lockdowns seen previously in favor of a more focused response

Virus-hit Hong Kong considers lockdown as bodies pile up

A breakthrough of the highly transmissible Omicron variant exposed how little authorities had done to prepare for a mass outbreak

Philippine bishop calls for help for migrant workers in Hong Kong...

“It is now very urgent and so necessary to assist and to help our OFWs in Hong Kong," said Bishop Ruperto Santos

Firing Hong Kong domestic workers with coronavirus ‘immoral’

Charities said last week that foreign domestic workers in the wealthy city were being "abandoned" amid the COVID-19 wave

Surge in daily COVID-19 infections caps record week in Myanmar

More than 8,000 people were confirmed positive with COVID-19 from Feb. 6-12, a new record for the nation

Lockdowns hit Pacific islands as COVID-19 defenses falter

The Solomon Islands has reported a tenfold increase in infections since its first community case was detected in mid-January

Filipinos’ faith in Cebu’s Santo Niño prevails amid COVID-19, super typhoon

Devotees of the Santo Niño are called to mark its “feast” on Sunday with prayers for recovery from the pandemic and from the super typhoon

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